panik: (BH - I Heart You)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 08:04pm on 04/08/2010 under , ,
OK my babies, I appreciate I've been a tad quiet of late, I'm working on my comeback, but in the meantime, might I invite you to partake in jollies and frolicks in the form of a stolen meme, quietly lifted from the silken pocket of that well-known dockside doxie, [ profile] frayen (like the filthy footpad, born-to-be-hanged that I am).

In this post, talk with your icons, and only your icons. Post early, post often, and respond to whomever you want. Just leave a dot or a dash in the comment field if LJ tells you you can't post a blank comment.

In other news: I'm watching Dan Cruicksank on BBC4 and yet, am still bored! There really is no pleasing me at all.
location: Watching telly
Music:: Dan the Man Cruicksank
Mood:: 'bored' bored
panik: (Inner Circle)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 04:23pm on 14/07/2010 under , ,
My LJ, like my life, has just had a severe pruning. If you're reading this, you haven't been removed, no need to comment (unless you want to be removed, of course (:).

If you've been snipped, honestly, it's nothing personal, we've likely grown apart in interests and whathaveyou, maybe you've dropped away from LJ too? Maybe you never friended me back (I do think LJ should be a dialogue and not just me jabbering away to myself like a loon). Whatever the case, if I've 'unfriended' you (what a horrible way that is to put it) and you wanted to stay, please, by all means comment or pm me, I'll be more than happy to add you back.

I have been a tad quiet of late, my laptop's power failed a couple of weeks ago, I was without t'internet for ten days and in that time, I rediscovered Real Life and all its joys and I have to say, far from being the trial I feared, it was actually rather lovely. :) Now I'm back I'm finding myself much less inclined to be constantly online.

My fannish interests are very much on the wane, I'm reading very little fic these days and bar one, still-outstanding story, I don't anticipate writing any more of my own. I doubt if I'll be commenting as much as before, either and - I'm telling y'all this in case you feel I'm too dreary company these days and feel you want to remove me. I do totally understand if that's so, so please feel free and absolutely no offence taken.

So, if in the light of all the above, you're still here and want to be, or you've been pruned and happy to be so, there's no need to comment. If, on the other hand, I've done something you're not happy about, just let me know and I'll rectify the situation.

In the meantime, permission to blow kisses? I may have gone a bit quiet but I do still love you all, you know.
♥ ♥ ♥
Music:: Rain on my window
location: Withnell
Mood:: 'calm' calm
panik: (Like not this news)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 06:20pm on 07/05/2010 under
Tedious, ain't it?
location: Watching telly
Music:: The never ending election news
Mood:: 'irritated' irritated
panik: (TS - Shit!)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 05:36pm on 14/01/2010 under
Every post I make, it rubs most of it out. Anyone else having trouble?
location: Withnell
Mood:: 'annoyed' annoyed
panik: (DW - Love&Peace)
My Year in retrospect, by gillyp, aged.

Fandom and Fic )Writing )

Reading )Reading )
In general: Life has been a bit rough at times. We’re still doing one week home, one week at Dad’s which is stressful and tiring. Dad is exactly as he was, some days up, some days down (some days very down indeed), it’s become routine really, a bit bothersome. I have to keep reminding myself that in many respects, I have a life that’s pretty good, that many might envy. OK, a bit (very! Oh so very...)  uneventful and dull, but far from arduous and relatively free of pain. I do keep reminding myself of that (but if the Gods are listening, a little more excitement – of the nicer sort - really wouldn’t go amiss in 2010)

So to round off 2009, I’m going to do that first-post, last-post LJ meme and say, have a marvellous 2010 everyone, I think we all deserve a break. Much love to you all, thank you so much, every one of you, for the laughs and the love and for keeping me sane.


My Year on LJ )
Music:: Some like it Hot
location: Yorkshire
Mood:: 'content' content
panik: (TS - HUGS)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 05:55pm on 07/12/2009 under ,
I appear to have acquired a brace of snowflakes. I know not what this signifies but thank you, [ profile] krossero and [ profile] audrarose - and now [ profile] slipperieslope too - bless you all for your kindness. XXX

LJ is really tossing about still, isn't it?
location: Withnell
Music:: BBC 1
Mood:: 'touched' touched
panik: (Reality)
I don't seem to do that very often these days but, good people, I honestly have nothing to say!

Re Entanglement: I'm still waiting on the first agent, I'm told that nothing happens during Frankfurt so I'm giving him another week before I'll proffer up a gentle email prod. I am firmly of the opinion that waiting on decisions entirely out of your control is, to paraphrase the immortal Baldrick, a horrid thing.

While I wait, I've started work on a new story - I had 2 going for ages but finally settled on the Entanglement sequel (sorry [personal profile] mrs_tilford !) because the voices told me I had to various blogs seem to be firmly of the opinion that being able to offer sequels greatly ups your chances of publishing and who am I to argue with various blogs?

Anyway, that's all up and running and a very dark tale it's shaping up to be. Very dark indeed (cue the obligatory evil laugh). I actually did some solid, concerted work on that today - progress has been seen to be made. I am not displeased.

Fannish life - is non existent, really. There's nothing new and the old has lost its shine and that part of my life languishes in dusty, cobwebbed neglect. LJ likewise seems quiet as an old, forgotten grave. I don't know if everyone's lost their mojo too, or if you're all lurking in New Fannish Lands in the parts of LJ where I never tread but it's been dead as a rusty shovel round here lately. I've had to turn to Twiter for kicks, people, that can't be right.

I shall throw out some spangled, golden kisses and chocolate-coated delights anyway, for old time's sake. Use them wisely, I shall be testing you on them later. XXX

location: Withnell
Music:: Mark in the kitchen, baking
Mood:: 'okay' okay
panik: (ITC - Don't Google!)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 12:44pm on 07/08/2009 under , , ,
Mood:: 'curious' curious
location: Yorkshire
panik: (WIP rage)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 07:33pm on 15/05/2009 under ,
Of interest to all those amongst us who like to post a WIP.

Neil Gaiman takes on fans harassing fantasy author George RR Martin ([ profile] grrm ) for being slow to update his story. As Neil points out, "George R.R. Martin is not your bitch... George R. R. Martin is not working for you."

Once again NG proves himself hand-crafted of pure and unadulterated awesome.

Mood:: 'relaxed' relaxed
location: Yorkshire
Music:: A documentary about the disappearing bees
panik: (TS - What?)
posted by [personal profile] panik at 08:27am on 27/04/2009 under
Bleedin' Nora that seems pretty expensive. I already pay for LJ, I really can't stretch to that as well, its going to have to be either/or for me.

Suppose that means I'm not going anywhere regardless, then. Hey ho. It passed an idle 20 mins.
Mood:: 'blah' blah